Politics

Dem. Congressman Calls for Judiciary Investigation to Examine Trump’s Possible Criminal Action

Geoff Harbaugh Contributor

Texas Democrat Congressman and member of the House Intelligence Committee Joaquin Castro claims that President Donald Trump is an “unindicted co-conspirator,” and wants the House and Senate to start an investigation tomorrow to look into the possibility Trump committed a crime.

Castro appeared on MSNBC’s “All In” with Chris Hayes on Tuesday night, and was asked about Michael Cohen’s guilty plea. Castro replied. “For years Michael Cohen was Donald Trump‘s fixer. And today he became America’s fixer, by letting us know in court that we have an unindicted co-conspirator of a federal crime sitting in the Oval Office. And now the question is what will the US Congress do about that. “I believe that the judiciary committee in both the House and the Senate should open an investigation tomorrow morning.”

Hayes followed up asking, “What would be the nature of that investigation, into the possibility of criminal action taken by the president as sworn in federal court today by Michael Cohen?” “It would be absolutely that,” Castro said.

Earlier in the day the President’s former lawyer Michael Cohen plead guilty to eight criminal counts, including tax fraud, false statements to a bank, and campaign finance violations. He also claimed that the campaign finance violations were at Trump’s direction.